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Game thread: Rockets vs. Thunder

Potential 1st round playoff preview today!

NBA: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Rockets vs. Thunder. James vs. Russ. MVP candidate vs. MVP candidate. James going against his former team. Potential first round playoff preview. Sunday matinee. National TV. Let’s ride!!!

Rockets go for win #51 today against the OKC Thunder and look to win the season series against them. Oklahoma City is fighting for playoff position as they are currently sitting in sixth in the West, 1.5 games behind fifth-place LA, and 1.5 games ahead of seventh-place Memphis.

The Rockets will be without Ryan Anderson, as he is nursing a sprained ankle suffered in the win on Friday against the Pelicans. Eric Gordon has entered the starting lineup in his place.

National TV games always give me the jitters and it always brings the excitement. The Rockets have Clutch City red T-shirts plastered over every seat in the arena, so it looks like the Rockets organization is treating this like a playoff game.

Let’s go Red Nation!